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Sorry its late!

By: on June 22, 2019

Wow! Talk about a smack in the face! In “Mining for Gold,” Comacho had me from the beginning; what can I say, it’s one of those “God” books I enjoy reading. To draw me deeper, the author used King David as a reference point; one man that has always inspired and motivated me as a…

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Coaching for NARPs

By: on June 21, 2019

Not being very athletic, I was not involved in any regular sports programs. My usual interaction with sports teams were observed from the bleachers or the recliner. The idea of a “coach” usually brings vision of a person on the side lines yelling either inspirational things to the team or profanities to a shamed group…

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Change lanes please.

By: on June 20, 2019

(Martyn Percy Post from 2 weeks ago- go back for my Camacho post “We’ve Got the Bling”) A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and brilliant communicator preached at our church. This woman, while not a pastor or a professor, spoke as a committed life-long Christ follower about her call into the world. She…

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Keeping the Right Focus

By: on June 20, 2019

Tom Camacho’s Mining for Gold is a God centered leadership book that focuses on the work of the Holy Spirit as a Christian leader’s personal coach. His GOLD acronym stands for Gold is everywhere, Open your eyes to see it, Learn the skills to draw it out, and Develop others continuously.[1] I know I am…

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Questions for Tom Camacho

By: on June 20, 2019

I am looking forward to Zooming with Pastor Tom Camacho on Monday, our final LGP8 Zoom chat together.  I cannot think of a better topic to end our blogging on for a DMin program than “coaching”. This practical, helpful, and challenging topic is perfect for a practitioner like me.  Before we get started, I have…

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I did last week’s this week and this week’s last week.

By: on June 20, 2019

I’ve seen too many videos and heard too many stories of people walking into the UK (or Australia, or Canada kind of?) and thinking because everything is English, they can let their cultural guard down… but of course they end up making a fool of themselves. I went into these books, Orin Hargraves, CultureShock! London…

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Companions on a journey

By: on June 20, 2019

The ongoing development of leaders is a critical and necessary element for any organization, church, ministry, and even family, to sustain and see flourish itself in the future. Tom Camacho, in his new book, Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching, introduces practical ways to ensure new, thriving leadership continues to be released and…

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Coaches Bring Out the Best

By: on June 20, 2019

Growing up playing many sports but especially soccer, I always had coaches in my life. My coaches have mostly challenged me to do my best, pushed me to try harder, encouraged me when I failed, and celebrated with me my successes. When a coach has seventeen players on a soccer team, one of his primary…

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Helping Leaders Grow

By: on June 20, 2019

I have never been one for self help books. It always struck me as strange that instead of seeking out mentors or others to help myself along whatever journey I was on at the time that I should turn to a book. In his book Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching, Tom Camacho makes…

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Mining for Gold Among the Roses

By: on June 19, 2019

I have always said the people we work with and minister to are our greatest assets. It turns out Tom Camacho, author of Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching, feels the same way. He says, “The greatest treasure is found in people, not shiny yellow rocks. The people around us are treasures of…

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Pikes Peak or Bust!

By: on June 19, 2019

Having just returned from the Pikes Peak region, Tom Camacho’s Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching caught my attention. Colorado has a rich history in gold mining – one which changed the trajectory of the U.S. territory turned state of Colorado. On one of our trips west, we had the opportunity to visit…

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Put Me In, Coach!

By: on June 19, 2019

When was the last time you were coached?  Was it on a sports team in high school?  Was it for an acting class or singing lesson? Have you been coached in your professional life by mentors or pastors in a directed and intentional way? In his forthcoming book, Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching, Tom…

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Dirty and Difficult

By: on June 19, 2019

A fitting conclusion to our required reading for this program, Mining for Gold by Tom Camacho, encourages readers to draw out the best in those they lead. Mining often occurs in ordinary looking environs and frequently requires entering the depths to bring out the precious metal. This is a powerful metaphor to put into practice…

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Prayer

By: on June 19, 2019

In Chapter One of Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching, Christian Coach and leader Tom Camacho states, “Prayer is the real transforming force in ministry”[1] In the section on Building a Coaching Leadership Culture, the first key concept listed was “Pray.”[2] In the “Potential Action Steps” section at the end of each chapter,…

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Finding Health and Wholeness Again

By: on June 17, 2019

Tom Camacho, pastor of Blue Bridge Vineyard Church and nationally certified leadership coach[1], challenges his readers to understand the height, the breadth, and the depth of the love of God. His personality is interwoven throughout the text and his passion for people is evident as each chapter unfolds. However, this book is not simply a…

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London

By: on June 16, 2019

‘Those who can and do work are emphatically London…London wears a dismal exterior to the eye of the foreigner, because all London is hard at work.’ –Blanchard Jerrold, London: a Pilgrimage. This was the epigraph for the chapter, “London at Work” in Culture Shock! London. The chapter begins: “Two perils loom for anyone who would…

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Let’s Go to LONDON!!!

By: on June 14, 2019

       I know this is supposed to be a theological paper of sorts, but to be completely honest, this reading was more nostalgic for me than anything. No, I was not born in Britain, but I have been there; and it was fascinating. A number of years back, I had the chance to…

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